HRT and Breast Cancer

Recent studies show that women who took HRT were at an in increased risk of breast cancer and other serious side effects

The Women’s Health Initiative study, a $700 million, eight year publicly funded study of the benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy, was stopped three years earlier than planned because of the serious side effects associated with these drugs. The National Institute of Health halted the study because the overall risks of the drugs exceeded any health benefits.

Specifically, the study found that there was a higher incidence of serious side effects for women who took Prempro compared to those who received a placebo as follows:

  • 26% increase in breast cancer
  • 29% increase in heart attacks
  • 22% increase in total cardiovascular disease
  • 41% increase in strokes
  • a doubling of rates of blood clots

Additionally, researchers have concluded that long-term use of estrogen may increase the risk of ovarian cancer by as much as 60 percent.

 

Have you been seriously injured while on HRT?

If your loved one have suffered serious side effects while taking HRT drugs such as Premarin, Provera, and Prempro, if you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, or if you experiencing symptoms associated with breast cancer, you may have a claim against the manufacturer.